Current Projects

BRE & BACK

Bre & Back goes to the heart of one of the most significant relationships we have in our lifetime – that with our mother. Told from the perspective of four First Nations women, Grace and Jenny Shillingsworth and Lily and…

Songs from Northam Avenue

Urban Theatre Projects is excited to be hosting an intimate ‘house concert’ to celebrate the recent release of Toby Martin’s new album Songs from Northam Avenue. Rolling Stone gave the album ★★★★☆! Where it all startedThe album is…

THE LOCALS – PLAYING THE WEST

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING AND LUCKY LARTEY IN RESIDENCE For our second The Locals Residence, we’re hosting with previous _SPACE residency artist Lucky Lartey and musicians from Ensemble Offspring. The invitation is open for blue-sky research and collaborative exchange between western, eastern,…

THE LOCALS

WRITING THE WEST The Locals is UTP’s continued commitment to investing in emerging artists from Western Sydney. In 2017, UTP is partnering with Sweatshop Literacy Movement to commission up to six emerging writers from Western Sydney as part of The

2200 RE:VIEW

At the start of the year, we invited four local Bankstown residents to join UTP’s Artistic Director Rosie Dennis, for a regular date to the theatre. Rosie has chosen three shows for the group to attend throughout the year. We…

THE TRIBE

Adapted by Michael Mohammed Ahmad & Janice Muller Based on the novel by Michael Mohammed Ahmad   Performed by the inimitable Hazem Shammas, The Tribe is a story of belonging and family, told by Bani as a small boy finding…

BLAK BOX

A ‘TOURABLE’ SPACE FOR FIRST NATIONS STORIES Blak Box is stripped back storytelling — up-close and personal in a surround sound environment. Blak Box embraces the First Peoples concept of ‘deep listening’. In NSW, the word for deep listening is…

HOME COUNTRY

Presented by Urban Theatre Projects, Blacktown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival Staged in a multi-level car park in Blacktown, HOME COUNTRY is a theatrical triptych that explores place, identity, and what it means to be home. With Aboriginal Elder Uncle…

BAYANIHAN HOPPING SPIRIT HOUSE

Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House is part of an ongoing collaboration with Urban Theatre Projects to explore how the community practice of bayanihan can be creatively translated and expanded within different community contexts. The project is grounded on the translation of…

ONE DAY FOR PEACE

About the film In one of the most multicultural cities in the world, One Day For Peace takes us on a journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: what do you believe? Produced by Urban Theatre Projects, this…